Forgiving someone else of some unjust behavior against you is what many believers struggle with today. This refusal to forgive leads directly to bitterness, misery, and torment. ..Yes, I said torment. In the parable of the talents, the master delivered the unforgiving servant to the tormentors. After this revelation, the Lord then states, “So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not… (Matthew 18:33-35).” God will bring great trial and torment to the life of an unforgiving believer. Your good and gracious God does this to draw you to repentance and reconciliation. This torment is God’s mercy (deliverance from our most miserable state). Yes, you have been wronged, but your unwillingness to forgive now puts you in the position of sin. Are you wasting time rebelling against God, believing to be justified because of unjust behavior toward you, and believing this offense is unforgiveable? These beliefs of justifying sin and feeling too hurt to be able to forgive are lies Satan uses to keep believers distracted from Biblical reconciliation with God and Man. Seek to be reconciled with God and man today…continue to develop wonderful relationship with Jesus Christ and go to a Bible preaching church this Sunday. I’ll be looking for you this Sunday! Faithful & Forward in 2014!
Living one step at a time,
Pastor Gary Holloway